DOS now have a thriving Student Academy for children 7- 18 years old, which opened in November 2014. It exists to encourage and develop stage skills including acting/speaking, singing and dancing.  The group is under the direction of Mark and Anna Maltby, assisted by Richard Concannon the society stage manager.  They meet on Monday nights from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

The Academy have sung at The Lyric in November 2014, at Athorpe Lodge in December 2014, whilst in May 2015 they performed a Revue at Dinnington Resource Centre. In March 2016 they performed "Move It" alongside other members of the society that were performing a review - "Around the World in 80 DOS".

They performed "Cinderella & Rockafella" in March 2017 at the Lyric Theatre.

They are about to start rehearsing for their next show, "Seussical Jr." which they will be performing on the 23rd/24th March 2018 at the Lyric Theatre, Dinnington.

The picture to the right is from the 2014 Christmas light switch on in Dinnington.

New members should contact Anna on 07711 962 696, Mark on 07545 862 884 or  click the Contact Us link above.

A snippet of the Students performing "Sing" at a rehearsal